| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:13 PM
More than 70 percent of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams are falling short of water quality goals, according to a report released Tuesday.
The "Bay Barometer" report is issued annually by the Chesapeake Bay Program, the federal-state...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:53 PM
This could well be a winter of discontent for the Chesapeake Bay cleanup.
Only a few of the leaders of the 30-year effort are expected to show up in Washington Thursday for an annual review of how it's going. While Gov. Martin O'Malley will be there, his...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In recent testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman inaccurately depicted her county and others in Maryland as unsuspecting victims of a 2012 state law dealing with "stormwater utility fees." The fact is...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:17 PM
With a new survey finding the Chesapeake Bay's crab population at its lowest level in five years after a poor spawn last year, Maryland officials announced Friday they would move to tighten catch limits on the region's iconic crustacean.
| Apr 20, 2013
Through June: Orvis will offer free fly-fishing lessons at the following stores: Orvis Company Store, Bethesda; Great Feathers, Sparks; Hunting Creek Outfitters, Frederick; and Wisp Resort, McHenry. For dates and more information, go...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura A. Neuman on Thursday vetoed that county's version of the so-called rain tax — making it the first jurisdiction to take action against the state-mandated stormwater management fee.
Under legislation approved last...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:21 PM
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura A. Neuman on Thursday vetoed that county’s version of the so-called rain tax — making it the first jurisdiction to take action against the controversial state-mandated stormwater management fee.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's recently released 2012 State of the Bay Report tells us the health of the Chesapeake Bay has improved 14 percent since 2008. But that doesn't tell the whole story.
Throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, we hear...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Stormwater is the only source of pollution to local waterways that is growing. There has been much talk lately of stormwater fees as a "rain tax." While catchy, the moniker really doesn't tell the story.
The story begins when those raindrops hit parking...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The Anne Arundel County Council voted Wednesday to override County Executive Laura Neuman's veto of fees to pay for stormwater pollution projects, but council members then offered changes that could address some of her concerns.
It was not clear...
| May 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Many thanks go to Alison Prost of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for her explanation of the stormwater fee ("Beyond 'rain tax' rhetoric," May 1).
I would like to add a little historical background. When Europeans first visited the Chesapeake Bay, it...